ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on stage and reporting live from the early official UFC 253 official weigh-in on Friday, which starts at 9:00 ET (6:00 PT).
Early weigh-ins are being held at the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC 253 is being held Saturday at the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The main card is broadcast with payment for viewing after previews of ESPN2 and ESPN +.
Among the weightlifters are middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (19-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) and Paulo Costa (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who meet in the main event, and Jan Blahovic (26-8 MMA). ), 9-5 UFC) and Dominic Reyes (12-1 MMA, 6-1
Full UFC 253 weighing results include:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 22:00 ET)
- Champion Israel Adesanya (184) vs. Paulo Costa (185) – for middleweight title
- Jan Blahovic (205) vs. Dominic Reyes (205) – for vacant light heavyweight title
- Kai Kara-France (126) vs. Brandon Royval ()
- Sijara Eubanks (136) vs. Ketlen Vieira (136)
- Hakeem Dawodu (145) Vs. Zubayra Tukhugov (150) *
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2, ESPN +, 20:00 ET)
- Alex da Silva (156) vs. Brad Riedel (156)
- Jake Matthews (170) vs. Diego Sanchez (170)
- Ludovit Klein () vs. Shane Young (146)
- Alexa Camour (206) vs. William Knight (205)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2, ESPN +, 19:00 ET)
- Juan Espino (255) vs. Jeff Hughes ()
- Hadis Ibragimov () vs. Danilo Markis (206)
Tuhugov missed the 4kg weight limit. If Hakeem Dawodu agrees to fight in the catch category, Tuhugov will be fined a percentage of his purse.